melak

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Wiyot[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from or related to Chinook Jargon moolock, múlak ‎(elk).

Noun[edit]

melak

  1. deer, elk

References[edit]

  • Anthony Grant, Chinook Jargon and its distribution, in the Atlas of Languages of Intercultural Communication in the Pacific (which cites Gibbs 1863 and Teeter–Nichols 1993)
  • George Gibbs, A Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon: Or, the Trade Language of Oregon (1863)